"you can lead a horse to water, but if it thinks like a dog it's gonna wait for a toilet."
HA!! Classic! Politics aside, that s*&^ is funny! Finally something on this board worth sharing with others.
They are not incapable (benefit of the doubt) just unwilling. It is like an alcoholic that says that second fifth of wiskey for the day strengthens his bones. Fug, you can lead a horse to water, but if it thinks like a dog it's gonna wait for a toilet.
"This method of politicking is old and I feel that it undoubtedly creates a mess as the eventual outcome. Well, that is the bottomline with Capitalism, isn't it?"
Deuxrax, And what system would you impose to replace Capitalism if you could?
I am always amazed when people suggest our representatives should go to Washington and find agreement to pass legislation. When the reality is we The People often send our Reps to Washington in order to stop what the current powers are attempting to do. The truth is, when the people/electorate finally realize they may have made a fatal error in putting idiots in power, it often takes more than one election cycle to remedy the electoral errors of the past or the current. This process can be applied to the Left and the Right. However, it is fact that The People are currently in the process of removing the left leaning, socialist agenda ridden Reps at this time. We will see the continued example of this in Nov 2012 as more leftist will be swept from office than have ever been swept before. Many Leftist already see the writing on the wall and are preparing to leave their positions of power prior to the election of 2012. Barney Frank is a perfect example of this exodus.
For the record, Bill Clinton owes his success to the Republican Revolution during his first term,( in the Mid-term elections) when he had his hat handed to him in the mid-term elections then adopted a large portion of the conservative agenda. This is what put us on some portion of fiscal sanity after Clinton's first two years of attempting a lighter version of the Obama give-aways and spending insanity. Clinton was simply much more intelligent than Obama. Obama can't make that pivot, even though his insane stubbornness will result in his Leftist friends complete loss of power.
By the way, another nice little move-up for Celldex today.
<I look at the problem from ground up and conclude that 400plus senators don't represent your average American. They represent the elites at the very top.>
2 per state deuxtrax...I think yur math is offa bit buddy!
yur only off by a factor of 4!
but NOT the p of CLDX which is being stealth fully accumulated!
I am with you and don't feel hostage to any party agenda.
I do wonder if it's just inherent in a two party system to create conflict.
Polarizing most of the country and causing people to forget that we are supposed to be one nation under God.
This thread perfectly illustrates what I was talking about, guys. Republicans think the country was better under them, while Democrats point to their era as the better period.
As you can see from this thread, Rep would point to Reagan as the champion for wealth creation, while Democrats point back to Clinton and go further to say Bush destroyed it all. It goes back and forth in pettifogging mode. This is exactly what I think the problem is today. This method of politicking is old and I feel that it undoubtedly creates a mess as the eventual outcome. Well, that is the bottomline with Capitalism, isn't it?
How do we begin to solve the problem?
We need to eliminate the conflict of interest issue our our elected officials. Technically, corporations elect them through their BS donation drives and not the people. As long as that remains in place, the interest of the people will always be a distant secondary issue when policies are drafted.
I look at the problem from ground up and conclude that 400plus senators don't represent your average American. They represent the elites at the very top.